I found myself fantasizing about putting up the Halloween decorations this past weekend – and it isn’t even August yet.
As I’ve written about several times this summer, everything seems at least a month ahead of schedule this year with all of the warm weather we had in the spring that turned blistering hot at the end of June, it really feels like it should be the end of August already.
The oak trees dropping their leaves all over the Party Deck, which makes it look like fall, doesn’t help either.
It is only mid-July and our 100 degree weather has returned, but I am looking forward to cooler temps in the next couple of months, which means more time spent on the deck. It’s even too hot and humid to sit out there for very long at night.
I love the ambiance of outdoor lighting. In the city, we were one of the first houses on the block to put out landscaping lights and our first full summer living here full time, in 2008, we put these lights up on the deck rails.
Like the electric ones we put up in the city, these solar ones also had a limited life and we’re now looking to replace them.
We also put up some solar step lighting that have lasted, so we purchased some more of those this past weekend to go on the stairs at The Belle Writer’s Studio. When the days shorten, I’m often coming in before the sun rises and leaving after the sun sets and with two books in the works, I’m sure that will be the case this fall and winter.
Having that extra lighting on the stairs will help.
I found these deck lights online yesterday and plan on replacing the cheaper plastic ones we installed in 2008 with stained glass solar lighting. Hopefully, they will last a bit longer.
Any suggestions on outdoor solar deck lights? We do not want to have to wire electric.